Video: Postal Service, police tempt thieves with bait parcels

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The holiday shopping season is in full force, and people all over Portland want to make sure their packages end up in the right hands.

“We make sure that we know if anything valuable’s going to come that we monitor it,” said Portland mother Britt Williamson.

Sometimes, though, even that’s not enough.

“My mom had a package stolen over in her southeast Portland residence off of her front porch,” said Portland resident Jeff Connors. “And it was even well hidden.”

That’s exactly what the US Post Office wants to prevent. They’ve partnered with local police to put out bait parcels, which they hope will tempt thieves into stealing. After the theft, officers quickly swoop in to make an arrest. KOIN

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